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Ranking the most dangerous natural hazards in the U.S.

Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 7:27am MST

Utilizing data from the National Weather Service for the period from 2005 to 2014, research firm WeatherDB analyzed what natural hazards pose the greatest risk to Americans.

Heat comes in as the number one most dangerous natural hazard causing 124 deaths and 980 injuries on average per year. Tornadoes, tropical storms / hurricanes, floods and rip currents round out the top five. Check out all the details below.

The United States has seen an extraordinary number of billion dollar disasters in 2011.

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